Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa sends heartfelt message to Chris Kamara after showing support for Marie Curie

Chris Kamara has thanked Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa for showing his support for the charity Marie Curie.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 8:05 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 8:21 am

The Whites coach was seen wearing a daffodil pin, an emblem of the charity, on his coat during Monday's game against West Ham at the London Stadium.

Former Leeds player and all-round football legend Kammy is an ambassador for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

His mum Irene died in 2003 from breast cancer.

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Kammy thanked fellow football stars for showing their support for the charity.

He revealed on Twitter that Bielsa had also sent him an email outlining why he backed the cause.

Kammy tweeted: "Thanks clubs/managers 4supporting @mariecurieuk.

"Today I received an email from Marcelo Bielsa Part of email - 'The accompaniment of people suffering from terminal illnesses is fundamental and it is a task that requires extraordinary strength and an infinite love of neighbour'."

Marcelo Bielsa wearing his Marie Curie daffodil at the London Stadium during Leeds United's match against West Ham (photo: Andy Rain/PA Wire).

Football fans of all stripes praised Bielsa's words.

One said: "He’s the gift that just keeps giving - smart man, good manager and better person by sound of it."

While another added: "All Leeds aren’t we. Marching on together Kammy. Through ups and downs. The LUFC community is United in assisting and uplifting people through difficult times."

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